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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fire Incidents

FDNY’s Three Forty Three Fireboat – The latest in marine firefighting technology

Image courtesy of Robert Allan LTD. Here at gCaptain we’re big fans of fireboats and the latest in fireboat technology.  That being said, it’s not

June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Fire Incidents

General Slocum Disaster: A look back at New York City’s worst maritime disaster

Today, June 15th 2010, marks the 104th aniversary of the General Slocum disaster, a twin-paddlewheel steamboat that caught fire and sank shortly after leaving

June 15, 2010
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Staten Island Ferry Crashes Into Pier – New York City

Today the Staten Island Ferry had an incident. The New York Times tells us: A Staten Island Ferry crashed into the dock just past 9 a.m. on Saturday morning,

May 8, 2010
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ship Photo of The Week – Outbound in New York Harbor

This week’s ship photos have been submitted to us by Forum Super Moderator, Doug Pine, and show the M/V UASC Shuwaikh outbound for sea on

November 24, 2009
Total Views: 6

Thursday, November 5, 2009

USS New York Arrives in N.Y. Harbor – Photo

The new amphibius assault ship USS New York, built with 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, arriving in New York Harbor on November 2, 2009,

November 5, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Interesting Ship – USS New York

Earlier this week the USS New York, the the fifth ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships, took off on it’s maiden voyage

October 16, 2009
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Intrepid Re-Opened for Business

New York’s Intrepid Air & Space Museum officially re-opened for business on Saturday for the first time since September 31, 2006.  The grand opening

November 12, 2008
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bayonne Bridge Is No Easy (or cheap) Fix

The Port of New York and New Jersey have recently announced that the raising or replacing of the Bayonne Bridge could be upwards of $2B.  The bridge, which

October 28, 2008
Total Views: 35

Friday, October 17, 2008

Q.E. 2 Makes Her Final Visit to New York

(Image Courtesy of New York Times) After 40 year’s in service, the famed Q.E. 2 arrived at Pier 90 early this morning for its 710th and final visit to

October 17, 2008
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race – Photo’s and Video

As we reported last week, this past weekend was the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition organized by the Working Harbor Committee, and

September 2, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008

16th Annual New York Tugboat Race

We have just received some more information from the Working Harbor Committee on this weekends 16th Annual New York Tugboat Race and from the sounds of it is

August 29, 2008
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Friday, August 22, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race

Image courtesy of On Sunday, August 31 is the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 on the Hudson

August 22, 2008
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Failure Of A Captain – Maritime History

The General Slocum was a steamship that set sail in 1891. She caught fire wile traveling down New York’s East River on June 15, 1904. The Captain of the

June 25, 2008
Total Views: 129

Monday, May 26, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Norwegian Spirit

Yesterday the passengers of the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit were, as the Daily News headline reads, “Cruising For A Bruising”, yesterday as the

May 26, 2008
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Prison Ships

In need of a prison “ship” of your own? Bibby Renaissance has recently finished a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, and is ready for

January 15, 2008
Total Views: 85

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cunard’s Three Queens Visit The Big Apple

Photo by AurelioZen NewYorkology tells us of the first / last ever meeting of its three grand ships; Cunard’s one-time-only royal rendezvous of its three

January 12, 2008
Total Views: 84

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

for sale: one slightly used orange ferry

Fred Fry brings us news of a slightly used Staten Island Ferry up for sale. No takers yet but we have high hopes for our orange friend. Read more

September 25, 2007
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tugboat Photos – The Race Is On

“They get to show off their stuff,” that was the response NYC Harbor Committee Chairman, Captain Doswell, gave the New York Times in response to

September 5, 2007
Total Views: 346

Friday, May 4, 2007

New Yorkers call 911 on Dockwise Ship

Citizens were quick to call 911 after witnessing the Dockwise Swan’s ballasting operation in New York harbor. Attempting to deliver dredging equipment

May 4, 2007
Total Views: 66


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